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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Archit.Press; 1 edition (June 25 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568987579
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568987576
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #304,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Starred Review. Today, notes contributor Jim Datz in his intro, drawing patterns with the fallible human hand is an art perched at the treacherous meeting place of authentic human craftsmanship and a world largely defined by trendsetting and online consumption: ideas, "almost at the moment they begin, are lifted, collated, named, and marketed in a willful act of pattern recognition by today's cultural curators." Though many of the patterns collated here were designed for commercial purposes (turned into t-shirts, skate boards and other product by hip designers), they make a strong impression as art-for-art's sake. As Datz further notes, "we are pattern seeking animals," and these selections are strangely gratifying, sometimes even meditative. Many designers share the aesthetic of popular contributor Jeremyville, clearly influenced by graffiti, cartoons and Keith Haring; others, like Deanne Cheuk, opt for retro colors and a hint of kitsch. Artists like Mario Hugo and Kirk Hiatt show a sparse, modernist approach, while Dan Funderburgh creates traditional floral wallpaper designs tweaked with, say, fire hydrants and parking meters. This makes a fitting following up to Perry's well-received catalog of hand-drawn letters, Hand Job; not only does this fun roundup help define a growing subgenre, it's also a rousing introduction to more than 50 young artists.
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About the Author

Michael Perry is a graphic designer and a typographer who has used patterns in his work for clients such as Zoo York, 2K, Zune, and the New York Times Magazine. He is the author of Hand Job: A Catalog of Type, published by Princeton Architectural Press.

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By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Nov. 23 2010
Format: Paperback
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I've reviewed a few books on patterns, and they are always refreshing. Over and Over is not exception.

The beautiful cover enticed me to pick it up actually. It's a 256-page paperback with everything printed non-glossy.

There's a great variety of fun looking patterns, all hand-drawn by the 55 artists featured. Everything has that organic and traditional feel, as with hand drawn art. They are all visually captivating and unique.

If you work with patterns, this book should be a good resource for new ideas.

Other good books on patterns:
- Experimental Pattern Sourcebook: 300 Inspired Designs from Around the World
- Print and Pattern
- Constellations: An Inspirational Sourcebook of Repeat Patterns

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(There are more pictures of this book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Fun and unique designs Nov. 23 2010
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've reviewed a few books on patterns, and they are always refreshing. Over and Over is not exception.

The beautiful cover enticed me to pick it up actually. It's a 256-page paperback with everything printed non-glossy.

There's a great variety of fun looking patterns, all hand-drawn by the 55 artists featured. Everything has that organic and traditional feel, as with hand drawn art. They are all visually captivating and unique.

If you work with patterns, this book should be a good resource for new ideas.

Other good books on patterns:
- Experimental Pattern Sourcebook: 300 Inspired Designs from Around the World
- Print and Pattern
- Constellations: An Inspirational Sourcebook of Repeat Patterns

-

(There are more pictures of this book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent inspiration Oct. 3 2008
By Diana - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
For artists who work with pattern this book is a must have. I didn't think twice about ordering it and it's full of inspiration that will have you rushing for pen and paper. Textile artists would also benefit.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Mike Perry will never let you down. May 19 2009
By Taylor Haynes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Mike Perry is amazing. This book is another must-have for your art-inspired bookshelf. He pulls together intricate patterns/designs from different artists to build a true array of hand-drawn art. It's a great mixture of inspiring patterns and tells the story of each artist as well as the importance of hand-drawn art and illustrations. The art of handmade was getting left behind by the digital age, but artists like Mike Perry are helping to show everyone the importance of pen and ink...

To put it simply: hand-drawn is where it's at.
Great Book Feb. 21 2011
By Jamie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As a graphic designer, finding inspiration is very important to me and this book does a great job in doing so. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants inspiration.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Cool patterns March 13 2009
By Maculi Cuclin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I preffer other Perry's book "Hand Job: A Catalog of Type" but this is a great book too. There are a lot of work hand drawn and repiting by computer to obtein a pattern


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